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New methods of aging tested by wineries

New methods of aging tested by wineries

New oak is considered wasteful in the wine world, largely due to the fact that is can produce a sawdust flavor that is not exactly pleasing to the palette.  Although the delightful vanilla flavor imparted by American White Oak is sought after in many areas, again, the new oak option is just not worth its dust, so to speak.  With this fact in place, yes, we said fact, as this is not just an opinion as once thought, winemakers have begun looking at new methods of aging. Old oak barrels have become the standard in the winemaking industry and for good […]

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Jan 15, 2017

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Bourbon barrel aging: Why it’s great

Bourbon barrel aging: Why it’s great

We all know that beer needs to be aged to be great.  It is likely one of the biggest steps in the production process next to the fermentation tanks!  However, what type of barrel is the best for aging?  How do different barrels affect the flavor of the beer?  Is the type of wood important?  There are so many questions that revolve around the exact barrels used for aging a good brew that we can only handle one at a time.  One customer asked us “Why is bourbon barrel aging so great?” and today we’re going to outline the reasons […]

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Jan 1, 2017